Of the total 506 deaths in Lucknow so far, 145 have taken place in the first 12 days of September at an average rate of 12 daily. In comparison, 265 patients died in August and 76 in July. Overall, Lucknow accounts for 11.6% of the total deaths (4,349) in UP since the outbreak.
Over 500 deaths in Lucknow alone is a huge loss that has left many families shattered. The casualties may or may not have occurred in our immediate family, but all were our fellow citizens. The tragedy could have been avoided only if all of us had diligently followed simple rules of social distancing, wearing face mask and cover, washing our hands and not venturing out without valid reason. We have to realise the fact that every infection prevented is akin to saving many a lives.
Contrary to the state Covid bulletin, which stated 10 deaths, district health authorities claimed that only nine deaths took place in the state capital, including six city residents and three from other districts undergoing treatment here. However, no other details of the deceased were shared.
The casualties on Saturday included a 77-year-old Nirala Nagar patient who died of cardiorespiratory arrest at KGMU. The patient also had diabetes and hypertension.